Asset Manager of the Year – State Street Global Advisors

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Thomas Poullaouec, SSGA

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a big beast in the asset management sector - standing just behind BlackRock on consultancy Towers Watson's list of the biggest global players in 2011, with total assets under management (AUM) now at over two trillion dollars. Although a large portion of these funds are focused on passive asset management, the Boston-based firm has a number of active funds, as well as a significant portfolio solutions group which has management capabilities spread across Asi